Lessons and Workshops

Learning the Alexander Technique

You can learn the Alexander Technique through one-to-one lessons with a qualified teacher. This setting provides the best opportunity to address your individual needs and goals, and give you personal, hands-on feedback. Learning the Alexander Technique involves changing long-standing habits, so improvement relies in part on your active participation and a commitment to a series of regular lessons. Alexander teachers, although highly trained, are not medical advisers, and do not make medical diagnoses.

What happens in lessons?

During the lessons, your teacher will use explanation and a guiding touch to help you rediscover balance and ease within yourself.  Through simple movements such as sitting, walking or bending the knees, you learn how your coordination works — how you create tension and how you can prevent or release it. This awareness enables you to change habits and function more efficiently.  In time and with practice you will be able to use your new understanding and skill in more complex and demanding activities and situations. You can bring awareness and poise to anything that you do.

Workshops in the Alexander Technique

Do you feel like you are carying the weight of the world on your shoulders? Are you using more effort than you need to for daily activities? Do you feel burdened with habitual tensions and reactions to stress? Learn how to change the habits of a lifetime – learn the Alexander Technique!

Workshops are possible as an introduction to the Alexander Technique. Ideally workshops are limited to smaller groups, so that individuals have the opportunity to participate in activities, ask questions and get feedback. Alexander Technique workshops include movement activities, visual learning, kinesthetic feedback, and sharing of observations.  Workshops can be formulated according to the specific situation and venue. Please contact Heather for more information.

Studio: please phone for specific address

Nanaimo: Old City, near Fitzwilliam and Machleary streets. Free parking, also accessible by bus (3 blocks from the Prideaux Street bus terminus)  250-716-3464

Workshops are also available throughout Vancouver Island, the Fraser Valley, and greater Vancouver by appointment.  Please contact Heather to book specific workshops.